Shurflo Ele. B/P sprayer

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArizPestWeed, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    I , for one , have suggested this many times .
    Even though I sent as many as 6 back to the factory with defects , which they fixed quickly .
    Now this ....................................

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 11, 2005
    Release # 05-081
    Firm's Hotline: (800) 854-3218
    CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
    CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

    CPSC, SHURflo Announce Recall to Repair Backpack Sprayers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces
    the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below.
    Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless
    otherwise instructed.

    Name of product: ProPack Rechargeable Electric Backpack Sprayers

    Units: About 6,100

    Manufacturer: SHURflo LLC, of Cypress, Calif.

    Hazard: The power plug can corrode after extensive exposure to water and
    corrosive chemicals, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

    Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of power plug
    failures and one report of a minor fire. No injuries have been reported.

    Description: The recalled SHURflo ProPack Model SRS-540 rechargeable
    electric backpack sprayers have manufacture dates before September 2004.
    The model number and manufacture date are printed on a label affixed to
    the motor bracket, which can found by removing the battery pack. The
    sprayers have a clear or black hose, aluminum spray lance, and a white
    body. The words "SHURflo" and "Pro Pack" are printed on a label on the
    front of the unit.

    Sold at: Pest control, turf care, sanitary maintenance and tool and
    equipment distributors nationwide from July 2003 through August 2004 for
    between $170 and $215.

    Manufactured in: United States.

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the backpack sprayers immediately
    and contact SHURflo to receive a free repair kit.

    Consumer Contact: Call SHURflo at (800) 854-3218 between 8 a.m. and 4:30
    p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the SHURflo Web site at
    www.shurflo.com

    View this recall online at:
    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml05/05081.html
     
  2. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Posts: 406

    Thanks for the info. I guess that like any other new piece of equipment there are bound to be bugs. It would be a shame if they simply stopped making a pretty handy backpack. I'll send off for the retro-fix for all of mine.
     
  3. kfish

    kfish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Vegomatic40 - I'm thinking about getting one of the shurflo electric backpacks. Sounds like you have several and think they are well worth it as long as they get the problem fixed. The price is a lot better than the Echo shr-210. What's your opinion on which one to buy?
     
  4. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,457

    look into the rocketsprayer.com , it may be better .
    beefed up shurflo pump and battery .
    I'm buying one soon
     
  5. kfish

    kfish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Looks good. Price is right. Do you know anyone that is using one now?
     
  6. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 6
    Posts: 406

    Kfish-The shurflo's are a pretty decent backpack. Weight is a factor (battery, pump etc.) that you have to be willing to sacrifice for the consistent pressure/volume that you get from these rigs. The spray wand is a bit flimsy and may require a retrofit if used daily. Overall I give it a B-.
     

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